This rug has a very strong odor as if it was stored for a long time in a very damp and musty basement. I have not been able to remove the smell after about a week with open windows, Fabreeze, and Carpetfresh. Also, there are two red stains on the rug. Perhaps this was returned by another customer before we purchased it? I'm very disappointed and not sure how I will return this huge heavy rug without some assistance.